There’s nothing more alarming than walking in to grab your sleeping baby and discovering that the swaddle has unraveled and is now covering their face. Talk about instant heart attack. Plus, babies (especially newborns) LOVE to be swaddled up tight so knowing how to do a good swaddle is key.
So the question every parent asks is– HOW?!
Not to worry, I’ve got 3 tutorials for you using my three favorite blankets.
First, we’ve got the oh so popular Aden & Anais muslin swaddle blankets. I love these because they are sooo soft and versatile and they wash really well. They’re cute but not so cute that you die a little bit inside when baby has a massive blowout on them. The biggest downside is that they can unravel if baby is squirmy. So tie that sucker tight.
How to swaddle a baby
If all that seems too complex, just grab yourself a velcro swaddle like the “Swaddle Me” and call it a day. I, personally, like these better after baby is 6 weeks old or so, but I like a traditional swaddle blanket in the beginning.